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Name: Cabot Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Dyer's Bay, Ontario, Canada

Location: Bruce Peninsula, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.

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Photo: Michel Forand
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Managing Organization:
Friends of Cabot Head


Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 233
Lion's Head
Ontario, N0H 1W0, Canada

This lighthouse was restored by the Friends of Cabot Head and has been converted into a museum. The lantern was removed in 1971; it has been replaced by a replica lantern. The lighthouse is within Cabot Head Provincial Nature Reserve.

Description of Tower: Square tower on roof of wooden keeper's dwelling, with red lantern (replica).

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1896

Date Present Tower Built: 1896

Date Deactivated: 1971

Current Use: Museum.

Open To Public? Yes.

The keeper's dwelling is now home to a museum of local history and maritime artifacts. The lightstation is open seven days a week from Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission by donation. Visitors may also climb to the lantern room for a view of the Georgian Bay.

Follow Highway 6 to Dyer's Bay Road, pass through Dyer's Bay and follow the signs north along the shoreline to Cabot Head.

Keepers: William Campbell (1869), S. J. Parke (1869-1898), Charles Webster (1898-1906), Leslie Martindale (1906-1925), Howard Boyle (1926-1951), Harry Hopkins (1951-1982), Brent Skippen (1982-1987)

Nearby Lodging: Under the Lighthouse Assistant Program, visitors can stay for a week in the lighthouse and perform some of the duties of a lighthouse keeper while enjoying their stay. For more information email


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